UPDATE: Police name victim of Gokwe accident

by admin

POLICE have identified the woman who died when the kombi she was travelling in was rammed by a bus in Gokwe on Monday morning.

Dambudzo Zengeya, a Gweru resident, died on the spot while five others were seriously injured when a kombi was hit from the rear by a CAG bus along the Gokwe-Siabuwa Road on Monday morning.

The kombi had six people on board while the bus had 63 passengers. Both vehicles were headed for Gokwe centre.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the accident yesterday, which occurred on January 10 at around 7am.

“A female adult died on the spot while five others were injured when a Toyota Hiace they were travelling in was hit by a bus along Gokwe-Siabuwa Road,” Mahoko said.

“Isaac Munyamana aged 43 was driving a Toyota Hiace along Gokwe-Siabuwa Road with five passengers on board while Rufaro Charangwa (42) was driving a CAG bus with 63 passengers. Both vehicles were heading towards Gokwe centre.

“When the Toyota Hiace tried to turn right at a junction, it was hit by the bus from behind and was dragged off the road.”

Mahoko said the body of the late Zengeya was ferried to Gokwe South District Hospital. The five injured who include the kombi driver were taken to the same hospital.

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